The Bauhaus

Explore the Bauhaus from your house as we revisit the 100th anniversary exhibition hosted by the museum, including the exhibition brochure. Our downloadable online guide highlights the school’s innovative curriculum and more online resources.

From home children and families can participate in a 10-minute chair and poster design challenge with household materials. Show us your creations on social media by tagging the museum and using the hashtags #MuseumFromHome and #ElmhurstArtMuseum

The museum’s Teen Art Council collaborated with Could Be Architecture to re-stage Oskar Schlemmer’s seminal Triadic Ballet one century after its original debut at the Bauhaus. Enjoy the video and behind-the-scenes footage below.

For more about the Bauhaus legacy in the U.S. including an article on Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House and virtual tour of the school in Dessau, visit this resource page provided by the Goethe-Institut.

Browse our Museum Store to see our featured item of the week – A Little Piece of Bauhaus, a guide to Bauhaus-inspired exhibitions by today’s artists in Chicago.

If you enjoyed this content, please consider supporting the museum through our current membership promotions, purchasing an Art-ivity pack to do at home, or donating to help our critical operating costs. Your support directly impacts our vital efforts to empower and enrich generations, and build a stronger community.

Bauhaus downloads

Online guide and activities to do from home.


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The Whole World a Bauhaus was part of the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).